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Spring Cleaning Closet Hacks

Spring Cleaning Closet Hacks

It’s almost spring and you know what that means! It’s time to get a head start on tidying up and decluttering your space! Organizing your space can be an arduous task, but try to start small. Read on for some Spring cleaning closet hacks on where to begin cleaning out your closet for the upcoming season.

The Method:

Before you can start cleaning, it is best to get an overview of the items you have so you can decide what you want to keep and what you want to clear out. This is best done by taking everything out of your closet and physically dumping it out on your bed. We recommend dumping it out on your bed rather than the floor because this way, your clothes can stay clean and it feels more like doing an everyday task like laundry rather than an overwhelming task like de-cluttering.

After you have a (most likely giant) pile of clothes on your bed, it is time to determine what to keep and what to give away. There are a variety of methods for de-cluttering, but we recommend using something called the “Marie Kondo” method, an organizational method coined by a Japanese woman named Mari Kondo. This method has many different elements but it begins with deciding if a clothing piece “sparks joy” or not. If a clothing piece “sparks joy” then this means you feel happy when you wear this piece, meaning it is probably worth keeping. If it’s something you don’t reach for often or much at all, or maybe it once “sparked joy” but doesn’t recently, then you can thank the item for the joys it gave you and donate it so it can spark joy for someone else instead. 

The Task:

After you have officially sorted what you want to keep and what you’d like to donate, it’s time to get organizing! No matter what way you choose to organize, make sure your clothes are all visible and in some type of order. For example, if you like to wear lots of colors, group like-colored clothing together for a closet rainbow! If you prefer neutral colors, separate your clothing by events such as loungewear, office wear, and event wear. Then arrange your clothes in a way that makes sense for you! 

One example might be by weather: this means from left to right – first tank tops, then t-shirts, blouses, long sleeves, and finally jackets or outerwear. Organize your closet in a way that will work best for you and save you time and stress in the morning. If you try it out for a week and decide you don’t like it, try a new method! There are many different ways to organize and sometimes it takes trial-and-error to find what works best for you. 

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Donating some clothing at the start of spring is a great way to set yourself up for success. As you get rid of some clothing items you don’t wear as often, you can start recognizing patterns in what you like to wear or what are missing and thus aspire to add to your wardrobe so that you can make better, more conscious shopping choices in future months and years to come. 

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Need some extra help? 

And of course, if you feel like your lack of organization comes from your closet’s physical set up such as lack of drawers or hanging space, reach out to More Space Place to receive a free consultation for a custom closet. Customizing your closet’s set up to best suit your needs could be the last step you need to stay on top of your organization. Our design team at More Space Place Sarasota and Bradenton is happy to assist with bringing your visions to life. Contact us today! 

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Custom Closet Design For The New Year

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custom closet dark wood

With 2021 coming to a close, now is the time to invest in yourself, and to better yet, invest in your home space. When you first wake up the first place you go in your home is probably your closet. Although this is probably one of the most active areas in your home, you might not spend much time organizing it. This new year, give yourself the gift of a new custom closet, built to suit your needs. Check out the following design trends that we love. 

Embrace Dark Wood 

The new year is a great time to start fresh. How about introducing some new colors into your space? In 2021, there was a trend of modern-looking sleek closets that were mainly white. However in 2022, interior designers believe that dark wood will be very popular as it brings a sense of luxury, elegance, and glamour. 

Lights, Camera, Action!

What better way to feel more confident about yourself and the clothes you wear than to put yourself in the best light possible? By installing lights in your closets you can save money and get a better idea of the pieces you already own. Reach out to More Space Place Sarasota to receive a free consultation and get more information on what customizable designs are possible in your space. 

Open Shelving 

For someone who loves to have their wardrobe on display, a closet with open shelving is a great choice. This allows you to display shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and clothes with style on custom-built shelves, hanging rods, or cubbies. Open shelving will also make it easier to find what you’re looking for when getting ready, so that you can always look effortlessly put-together. 

Accessorize, Accessorize

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The best way to add some fun and flair to your closet is to accessorize!

Below is a list of some of the accessories we can include in your custom closet design. 

> Shoe racks

> Custom hangers for scarves, belts, bags, ties, and more.

> Pull out laundry hamper

> Multi-level hanging rods

> Jewelry drawers

> Pull-out ironing boards

> And more!

Contact Us

At More Space Place Sarasota, we know how important space and organization are to the flow and feel of your home. A cluttered space can feel cramped and unkept. We offer tips to help you declutter, while also offering space-saving devices to help you deal with the clutter you do have. 

Stop by your local More Space Place showroom in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte, to examine our custom furniture for yourself. Our Staff is here to provide you with a FREE no-obligation design consultation, quotation and 3-D design drawing of your project.


Reimagine & Redesign Small Closet Spaces


Closet organization can be a massive headache, especially if it’s a small, limited space. It might seem impossible to have proper visibility and easy access. Well fret no longer! More Space Place Sarasota is here for you. Reach out for a custom closet design consultation to make the smallest of closets feel spacious. 

Declutter & Deconstruct

Let’s get down to it. To start, it’s important to begin with a clean slate and empty your closet. While you are doing this, categorize your belongings. This will help you to identify any clothes that you want to get rid of or donate and give you a good idea on how best to reorganize your closet. Once everything is removed, go through each group and assess if it’s worth holding on to. If you don’t wear it often or there’s a lot of wear and tear, it may be time to say goodbye. Over time, random items and boxes always end up creeping into your closet. If that is the case, try finding another place in the house so you can maximize your closet space. 

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Blueprint & Organize

Be thoughtful about the spatial layout of your closet and pinpoint where you could maximize space. A good place to start is how to utilize vertical space and what for. Additional vertical shelving could be for anything you may have more of (i.e. non-hangable clothes or shoes). Closets often have an upper shelf that leaves a gap between what is stored on it and the ceiling. Putting in another shelf to divide the space or using taller, see-through bins to stow lesser-used items would be useful. If possible, the closet door can be bonus space, with the help of rod and hanging storage, for shoes, scarves, or ties.

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Organization & Storage Staples

It’s a good idea to be mindful of how many organizational tools and structures you implement. Too much can have the reverse effect of your original intention, so being thoughtful about what’s truly needed to improve your closet space is crucial.

Baskets and bins are great for storing seasonal items up-top or down below. Take note of what you’re using them for and if something more transparent would be useful to avoid excess digging around. Hangers are handy because of their various shapes. Non-traditional hanger options to help maximize space include s-shaped, open end, and tiered. Rods are especially useful if you can use your closet door for storage. They can be installed as extra storage for high heels as well as scarves, ties, and even necklaces.

Dividers create structure for stacking clothing and provide better visibility.  Vertical dividers can be used on a top shelf for extra clothes. Drawer dividers are wonderful to separate smaller clothing items like socks and ties.

Reach Out to the Experts!

Ready to tackle the new year with a fresh space? Your local experts at More Space Place Sarasota can help you reimagine your closet to fit your space as well as your needs.  Schedule a free in-home design consultation today!


Common Closet Woes & How to Fix Them

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Your closet organization woes can come from a variety of storage issues spanning more than just space. When creating a custom solution that works for you, we dive into what type and style of storage works best for your lifestyle. Keep reading to discover solutions to common closet woes.

Accessory Storage Issues

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Accessories are unique in every person’s wardrobe, so a one-size-fits-all closet design may not work for you. Common accessory storage issues include cluttered shoes, tangled jewelry, and difficult-to-find accessories that get shoved into the back of your closet because they lack space. 

Solve accessory storage issues with customized storage for those accessories! Shoe storage can be solved with shoe racks (both horizontal and vertical) and cubbies (this is a great option for boots and heels). A jewelry drawer insert provides the perfect place to store your collection and keep jewelry organized and safe. Custom hanging rods for scarves, belts, and more will allow you to keep accessories front and center instead of an afterthought.

Improper Storage Options

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If the type of storage available in your closet doesn’t meet your actual storage needs, then disorganization is almost inevitable. It doesn’t matter how big your closet is if it doesn’t suit your wardrobe and lifestyle! For example, if you…

Lack room for hanging clothes. An easy solution to a closet that lacks hanging space is to opt for tiered hanging storage. This allows you to effectively double your hanging space by dividing it into two. This is a great option for a wardrobe that doesn’t include a lot of clothing items that need longer hanging space. 

Lack drawer space. Do you prefer folded clothes over hanging clothes? Many closets lack shelving and drawers, opting for hangers instead. With a custom closet, we can help you transform unnecessary hanging space into your ideal storage option.

Have a shared closet that feels cramped. Shared closets can be difficult to navigate, especially when each person has different storage needs. By investing in a custom closet, you can transform the space to suit your needs. 

Invest in a Custom-Designed Closet Today!

Transform your closet experience and invest in a custom closet designed by the experts at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. We can help you solve all your closet woes and finally achieve the space of your dreams. Contact us today to get started with a free design consultation!


Traditional or Modern: What Closet Style Works for You?

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At More Space Place, we have a variety of options for custom closet design. In this article, we want to put a spotlight on two of our most popular styles: traditional and modern! Which style works best for you? Keep reading to find out.

Go for a modern closet style if…

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You live in a modern or contemporary home. If your home was more recently built or was renovated to have a modern interior, then a modern closet style should work best for you. It will match the interior of your home and blend in seamlessly.

You are short on space. When designing a smaller closet, modern closets can feel less cluttered and more streamlined. With smooth, sleek lines, they often take up less space than traditional closets or give the appearance of doing so.

You like a minimalist aesthetic. Modern closets are sleek and sharp typically built with a neutral color palette. This makes them ideal for people who prefer a minimalist style for their home.

Go for a traditional closet style if…

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You have a historic home. In older or historic homes, a modern closet can look out of place. For a closet that blends seamlessly into your home, opt for a traditional closet that can be built to match your rooms. 

You like a closet that feels refined and elegant. There’s no denying that a traditional closet can give an air of elegance. With crown molding, real wood options, and subtle design touches, a traditional closet can add lots of refined personality to any room.

You enjoy vintage style. If you’re the type of person who prefers vintage furniture with lots of personality, then you may enjoy the look of a traditional closet more than a modern one.

Still Not Sure? Why Not Both!

While these two closets styles are on opposite sides of the design spectrum, there’s no reason that they can’t still meet in the middle! If you enjoy some design elements of traditional closets and others from a modern closet, our team of experts can work with you to find a closet design that incorporates both. 

Get Started on the Closet of Your Dreams! 

Traditional, modern, or somewhere in-between, the team at More Space Place can help you design the closet of your dreams. Contact us today to get started with a FREE in-home design consultation!


The Best Type of Storage for Your Home

The Best Type of Storage for Your Home
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When designing a custom storage solution for your home, there are a variety of options to try out. Want to learn more about our various options and what might be the best fit for your needs? Look no further!


Shelving is a tried-and-true solution for a variety of storage woes. If you’re the type of person who prefers folded clothing over hanging storage or prefer to see all your belongings on display, then this storage option is for you!


Cabinetry is another flexible storage solution that can be incorporated into any area of your home, from kitchen to bedroom. Consider cabinetry for items that don’t need to be on display or might otherwise make a room feel cluttered. 


Drawers are an excellent option for smaller items, like jewelry or office supplies. They can be seamlessly integrated with many different closet, pantry, and storage designs. 

Hanging Storage

Hanging storage is a flexible option for custom closets, but can also be incorporated in different ways for other storage systems. Hangings rods, valet rods, and hook-based storage help keep items separated and easy to access.

Custom Closet Accessories

At More Space Place, we’re experts in custom storage solutions – which is why we know that sometimes, the best storage option is a custom one! We offer a variety of custom closet accessories, including:

Contact the More Space Place Team to Get Started!

Create a custom storage solution for any area of your home with help from the experts at More Space Place! Contact us today to get started.

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Creating a Functional Reach-In Closet

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Not all of us have the luxury of a walk-in closet. However, reach in closets can still be a great addition to any home. Transform your storage space with a well-organized and well-utilized reach in closet. 

What is a Reach In Closet?

First: what exactly is a reach in closet? A reach in closet is any closet that you cannot walk into. All contents are within arm’s reach. Whether you already have this type of closet or are looking to add more storage space to your home, reach in closets can be convenient and provide plenty of room for your items.

Next, learn more about some smart design elements that can make a reach-in closet functional and organized.

Varied Storage Options

Varied storage options are an important component of any well-designed closet. Different parts of your wardrobe have different storage requirements, after all. At More Space Place, our closets can be designed with storage options of any variety and customized quantity, including drawers, hanging storage, shelving, and more.

Custom Closet Accessories

Custom closet accessories provide specialized storage for your wardrobe. This helps you make the most out of limited closet space. Consider custom shoe racks, cubbies, jewelry drawers, and custom hanging storage for ties, belts, and scarves.

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Maximize Hanger Space

Rather than having one hanging rod and nothing underneath, maximize the storage capacity of your closet by incorporating under-hanger storage or staggered hanging rods. Hanging storage of varying heights can effectively double the hanging space in your closet by giving you two hanging rods for items. A dresser or cabinet underneath your hangers also provides valuable storage.

Create an Effective Reach-In Closet With More Space Place

A reach-in closet is an excellent way to maximize storage when you don’t have space for a walk-in closet. They can be built in an existing closet space or built along any exterior wall. Contact the experts at More Space Place to get started!


Adding Style to Your Home With a Custom Closet

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stylish custom closets sarasotaA closet can be more than a functional part of your home – it can be used to add style, too! From luxurious walk-in closets to smart built-ins, the team at More Space Place are experts at combining function and style in closet design. Keep reading to learn how a closet can be used to enhance and compliment your home’s decor.

Open Shelving

For someone who loves to have their wardrobe on display, a closet with open shelving is a great choice. Display your shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and clothes on stylishly built shelves, hanging rods, or cubbies. Open shelving will also make it easier to find what you’re looking for when getting ready.

Modern & Clean-Cut

Enhance a modern or minimalist home by upgrading to a modern, sleek closet model. Crisp white or black shelving and a simple, functional design will make any room feel clean and modern. For an added touch of style, consider sliding glass doors. 

Rustic Wood

If your personal style is more rustic and down-to-earth, we can design a closet perfect for you, too! A wood-built closet with a natural finish will provide warmth and a natural aesthetic. When designing for a rustic home, we love the appearance of dark-stained wood.

Crown Molding

Crown molding can be used to add understated elegance to your closet – and your home. Many of our walk-in closets are designed with crown molding, but we can also incorporate this style element into any closet we design. 

Colorful & Unique

Your closet doesn’t have to be neutral or fade into the background. Add a personal touch to your home with a closet painted in a vibrant shade such as green, royal blue, or even red. Consider what color tones would work best with your home and go from there! A colorful closet could be the perfect accent piece for your bedroom. 

Contact More Space Place Today!

To get started on a custom storage solution for your home, contact the experts at More Space Place today! We’ll work with you to create a storage solution designed around your lifestyle and needs. We also have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. Feel free to stop by any of our showrooms to view our various custom closet models! 


Signs You Need a Closet Upgrade

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Your closet shouldn’t feel like a battlefield. However, it can be hard to break out of the struggle – you might feel resigned to your too-small or inefficient closet. The team at More Space Place can help! Below, we’ve compiled some signs that it’s time for a closet upgrade. 

Your Closet is a Disaster Zone

The first and clearest sign that your closet isn’t meeting your needs is if it’s cluttered, messy, and disorganized. A closet that suits your needs and lifestyle should have a clear place for every part of your wardrobe. It should be easy to navigate and find exactly what you’re looking for.

You’ve Tried Reorganizing

Do you blame yourself for your messy closet? Have you tried every closet organization trick in the book? Maybe it’s time to accept that you’re not the problem – your closet is. When your closet is too small for your needs, or lacks the right kind of shelving and storage options, it makes it nearly impossible to stay organized. 

Your Lifestyle Has Changed

Maybe your closet suited your lifestyle before, but has recently started falling short. There are plenty of reasons that someone might outgrow a closet – a new job required a new wardrobe, you’ve recently started sharing your closet with someone else, you’ve revamped your personal style, and more. Kids and teens can also frequently outgrow their closets, contributing to their struggles with staying organized.

Your Closet Stresses You Out.

Your closet should help you keep life organized – it should never be the cause of stress. However, this is often a problem that homeowners face. If you’re feeling stressed out by a lack of space or a disorganized closet, it might be time to upgrade.

Your Next Steps: Upgrade Your Closet With More Space Place

If the above signs resonate with you, reach out to our team today – we’ll get you started on the path to a better, stress-free closet experience. We’ll work with you to design a custom closet that perfectly meets your needs, with unique storage options and accessories for every part of your wardrobe. Get in touch with our team today! We proudly serve the greater Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas.

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Closet Design Guide: Closet Doors

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Closet doors: an overlooked but essential component of good design for any closet or storage solution. Who knew there were so many varieties? Choosing the right style of door for your custom-built storage system will ensure you achieve both style and functionality. Keep reading for a rundown on closet doors!

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Sliding Doors

If you’re looking to conserve floor space, sliding doors are an excellent choice. Since these doors don’t open outwards but rather side-to-side, they save you room when considering the space directly in front of your closet. Sliding doors also provide style and have a sleek appearance. Consider the metal and frosted glass doors above, which provide modern style and flair.

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Bifold Doors

Much like sliding doors, bifold doors will save you space over more traditional options. Instead of opening outwards fully, bifold doors are made with two panels that fold together when opened. These practical doors can also be easier to operate for younger children than sliding doors. In the closet we designed above, the bifold doors fit snugly into the space between the closet and Murphy bed.

French Doors 

French doors are a timeless classic – it’s hard to go wrong with this option! French doors can involve traditional paneled designs, windows, and many other choices. They could be the perfect final touch for the walk-in closet you’ve always dreamed of. These doors require more room than sliding or bifold options, but are a great choice if you’re not concerned about space.

Barn Doors

Barn doors offer a unique style touch that’s perfectly suited for both rustic and contemporary homes. These doors are typically installed along a track above and below the closet, which might entail additional space considerations. Our dedicated team would be happy to meet with you on-site and determine if barn doors are a good fit for your closet space! 

Get Started On The Closet of Your Dreams: Contact More Space Place!

With help from the experts at More Space Place, you can create the closet of your dreams. We pay attention to every individual design component to ensure a superior product. You can contact us online to get started, give us a call, or visit us at one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!


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